Surprise, surprise: Ultima X

It has been heavily rumored for quite a while now that Electronic Arts might remember that they own the licence to one of the oldest CRPG series ever made. Yesterday they officially announced the next game in the Ultima series, Ultima X: Odyssey. I noticed over at RPGDot that HomeLAN and GameSpyDaily posted some impressions and screenshots of the game.

Big Head Mode

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven's Shield is the first tactical shooter I've ever really played. As a matter of fact, it's pretty much the first game I've played that's even remotely attempted to be realistic. Most of the games I play are on the level of realism similar to, say, Diddy Kong Racing or Spyro the Dragon.

Legos are Cool and You Know It

There are two types of people who play with Legos. One type will buy the intricate kits, build a huge fantastic landscape of pirates, castles and/or spaceships and then sit it on the shelf to be admired as a work of beauty.
I fired up Bluesnews this morning, as I am often compelled to do, and for a strange moment I thought I must have mistakenly wandered into IGN.  Where I usually find a long list of the latest breaking gaming news, there was instead flash animation.  Eventually, because I can be very slow sometimes, I realized I was looking at an advertisement.  I thought, quite literally, "zug?"  I'v

Sway Speaks - A Gaming Moment

You guys started a thread in the forums about gaming nostalgia. It is a wonderful collection of those little moments that keep us at this hobby. I haven't posted in it yet, because I couldn't choose one to tell. My earliest gaming memories were probably from the Atari 2600. My first arcade game was Pac Man.

Feeling Russian? Silent Storm Demo

If you're feeling like a bit of an adventure and you enjoy games in the vein of X-Com and Jagged Alliance I highly recommend you download the Russian demo of Silent Storm 2.

August 18th - 24th

There are only three games worth mentioning this week and one of them happens to be fishing so let's just pretend it's next week already and Soul Calibur 2 is out. Pretty much the same story for DVDs although Futurama Volume Two is coming out so you can look forward to that. Oh, and Pyro told me he can't wait for the  Lizzie McGuire Movie to hit shelves this week.
In an article over at Curmudgeon Gamer they take a look at the current library of GBA games. They analyze things like sequels, licensed games and remakes to determine how many GBA games are actually original titles. The answer? 9.1%! Only 9 percent of games on the GBA are original and of that list I could only recognize Golden Sun and Advance Wars.

Everquest - We Hardly Knew Ye

Sway once said to me Â"Everquest scratches a lot of itches, Certis, and also youÂ're the greatest.Â" I have to agree on both counts. Where else could you play an online game as comfortable as an old shoe that offers socializing, combat, and a tried and true level system?

Thinking Outside the Box

If you haven't already, check out Ridlin's forum post about seducing your little lady with video games. While his suggestions are all solid and based on the latest scientific advances, I have been a little hesitant on testing it on my wife, since I really only have one shot at this.